Changes in Home Buying and Selling as States Reopen

As States start to reopen, what changes can you expect to see in the real estate market? James Dwiggins, C.E.O., and Keith Robinson, Chief Strategy Officer of NextHome Inc will cover the options that we will be providing as a company, how to protect you, as clients, and ourselves from health and legal risks, as well as the marketing and advertising we need to implement to be a COVID-19-compliant real estate agent.

They discuss all of this and so much more:

  • Buyer and seller concerns and providing options
  • Virtual listing presentations
  • How to safely show a home
  • Hold Harmless Waiver and COVID-19 Disclosure,and Why we need them…



Please Contact Us to discuss how we can help you with your Real Estate needs, as Florida begins to re-open they will not go back to the way things were done before – let us guide you!

Stimulus Plans, Drug Trials, and the New Normal

The House is set to pass a new stimulus plan, and we have the breakdown on what it means for you. NextHome CEO James Dwiggins and Chief Strategy Officer Keith Robinson break down what they know about the new stimulus plan. They also cover some important updates on the pandemic and promising drug trials & treatment plans. They wrap up this session with a dive into what business will look like when the shelter-in-place is lifted.


Home Values in the Midst of Recession

NextHome’s CEO James Dwiggins and Chief Strategy Officer Keith Robinson break down one of the biggest concerns on Americans’ minds right now – what’s going to happen to home values?

The real answer is “it’s too soon to tell” with real specificity.
Who Knows

But there are some real learnings we can get from taking a closer look at past recessions and how home values were impacted then. The two of them will also share their (many) thoughts on how the pandemic-led economic situation we’re in will compare and contrast, and dive into why this isn’t like 2008.


The biggest thing to take from this is that we are having a ‘Health Crisis’, Not a ‘Housing Crisis’!

A number of factors to take into consideration – the current mortgage rates remain some of the lowest rates in history!

2020 April Mortgage Rates

Overall, the US new home construction starts & applications have declined in March from the previous month by the highest number since 1984.

2020 April Housing starts

This, along with an overall fall in new listings coming on the market, leads to the inventory levels remaining low.

2020 April Inventory

Although we are seeing a temporary fall in demand, with this low supply of homes, and low mortgage rates, the potential for home values to remain unaffected, or even to see an increase, is high!

Want to find out what is happening to home values in your neighborhood, contact us!

The Shape of Recovery: How We Bounce Back From the Virus

Listen to James Dwiggins, C.E.O. and Keith Robinson, Chief Strategy Officer, of NextHome Inc. provide their insights on the current state of the Real Estate market as it relates to the coronavirus and what the research shows and their predictions on what shape our recovery will take over the coming weeks and months.

Listen to them as they discuss:

The flattening of the curve;

Where they think the “new normal” will be;

Stocks on the rebound;

What kind of recovery we’re going to have;

An update on the stimulus package(s);

The impact on the economy;

And a lot more

Watch the Video here:

NextHome Sits Down with John O’Leary

During this webinar, Imran Poladi, Vice President of NextHome Inc, is joined by one of the most sought-after inspirational speakers in the world – John O’Leary.

John O’Leary spoke at our 2017 NextHome Conference in New Orleans; you might have even read his book, On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life.

During a time of information overload with a lot of negative news, John provides ideas and thoughts about how to share positivity during these uncertain times. John’s story is one of the most incredible that you will ever hear. An accident as a child left him with burns on more than 90% of his body. John had every reason to give up on life. Instead, he did the opposite. Today, he has inspired hundreds of thousands of people around the world through his message of determination and will.



Housing Protection in the Stimulus Bill Explained

Our Chief Strategy Officer, Keith Robinson, and Chief Executive Officer, James Dwiggins, sit down to talk about the Housing and the Stimulus Bill.



Resources for Florida:


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For Individuals

Reemployment Assistance benefits, formerly known as Unemployment Compensation, are available to Floridians who have been negatively impacted as a result of the mitigation efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. Eligible individuals include those who have lost their job through no fault of their own, are quarantined by a medical professional or a government agency, laid off or sent home without pay for an extended period by their employer, or caring for an immediate family member who is diagnosed with COVID-19.

Click Here to start your application for benefits.


For Employers

If you are a Florida business owner, in an effort to assist you and your employees amid COVID-19, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity have made available resources to support you financially. For a comprehensive overview of all federal and state resources available to small businesses impacted by COVID-19, including details on the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) please click Here!

Click Here to download a pdf summary of the Florida Business Resources available to you.


For those of you considering Mortgage Forbearance, please contact me before you make any decisions – there could be repercussions and we want to help you understand all of your options!






What Crazy World Did We Just Wake Up In?

How many of you keep waking up to the thought that you just had a real bad nightmare, and then had to shake your head because of the realization that the nightmare was real? Here we are about 6 weeks in from when we all started to hear about the talk of coronavirus; some ignored it, others didn’t take it too seriously, but then as the weeks have gone on we have all had to pay attention to it!

It seems that there is nowhere on earth that hasn’t been affected by this, but some a lot worse than others – I hope and pray that as you are reading this you are not in one of those areas. However, unfortunately I know some of you are – I have a family member in Northern Italy; most of my family are in England, some in Holland; but then some friends in New York, the worst affected area in the US.

My thought has to be that you are all listening to the experts and staying in safely & without physical contact with others! But who’d have thought, only a few months ago, that we would have been saying this!? With those simple instructions, and most of us following them, our whole world has been turned upside down! Businesses have closed (hoping to be temporary, but some permanently), many have lost their jobs, & for the rest who cannot ‘work from home’, it has become about surviving!

Unfortunately, a question that cannot be answered just yet, is how long is this going to last – it seems we may not have reached or even come close to the peak of the curve yet here in the US, and so we are going to have to prepare for this to go on for some time. Moving forward, because our normal work routine as Realtors and as a Brokerage has slowed up, we will be making a few other changes & be attempting to bring you as much useful information as we can, and not all real estate related. With the help of NextHome corporate office, and our new predominantly online world, look out for more posts from us…

On a positive note, I’ll leave you with this – having spoken to a number of friends in other parts of the world, it does look like there are a few countries that are finally showing signs of coming down off the peak of their curve! They are having success in controlling this, and if it can be done there, then it can be done everywhere else!

COVID-19 and How It’s Impacting Home Buyers and Sellers

I know these are some pretty interesting & somewhat scary times and information is coming to us all pretty fast and furious. The CEO, James Dwiggins, and Chief Strategy Officer, Keith Robinson, for our company will be doing a weekly webinar to help keep all of our clients up-to-date on what’s going on, what it means for real estate, and a great general overview.

You can catch the latest update here:

And a general disclosure from James, and Keith, they are not attorney’s or CPA’s – just two very smart dudes that know a lot about real estate, the economy as it relates to real estate, and are very good at analyzing situations!

The important thing to remember while watching this is how local all of this is. There are some parts of the country in a “lockdown” and other parts where it’s modified business as usual. As you are probably aware, Orange county issued it’s ‘Stay at Home’ ordinance that took effect the evening of Thursday March 26th, with a confirmed 1467 cases of the virus on Tuesday 23rd. Although the Stay at Home orders are currently governed by individual Counties, I don’t think it will be long before we see a statewide ‘lockdown’.

My primary concern is for everyone’s safety and health, and believe that this is the best thing to do in order to lead to some control of this virus. How long this will take is the question, but I feel that the longer everyone is allowed to be out meeting others, the longer it will take to get control of it!

I have always been available to you (maybe now more by virtual means), and will always be your complete real estate resource; if you want to discuss how this applies to you, or if you simply want to chat. Feel free to call me. Please take care, and stay safe!

Alex van Grondelle,


Cell/Text: 407-529-7253